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First-Quarter Blog Favorites

Your favorite blog posts from the first few months of 2011 have spanned many of our major programs at the Humane Society of the United States, including puppy mills, animal rescue, factory farming, disaster relief, and animal research issues. Many of you also followed the . . . 

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Justice for Mistreated Animals in Florida and Arizona

By on April 7, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

After HSUS staff helped uncover an animal fighting operation in Florida and rescue more than 200 animals in a hoarding case in Arizona, meaningful criminal charges were brought in both cases this week.

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Comprehensive Anti-Cruelty Law Awaits Governor’s Signature in Mississippi

By on March 31, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals, Farm Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Comprehensive Anti-Cruelty Law Awaits Governor’s Signature in Mississippi

Mississippi is one of only four states in the nation that does not allow felony penalties for the worst abuses of dogs and cats. Yesterday, the Mississippi Senate passed a bill that would make egregious animal cruelty a felony on the second offense.

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A Tiny Dog Makes a Big Splash Against Puppy Mills

By on March 30, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
A Tiny Dog Makes a Big Splash Against Puppy Mills

Today I introduced a 9-week-old Yorkshire terrier to Congressman Michael Grimm, who was actively looking for a rescue dog. Sebastian was rescued from a Missouri puppy mill and now has a new home with Rep. Grimm.

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Coming Together to Save Neglected Horses

By on March 28, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Equine with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Coming Together to Save Neglected Horses

Staff from our Animal Rescue Team assisted law enforcement with a large-scale horse neglect case in east Texas last December. Here is an update about the continuing progress of these rescued horses.

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Breaking News: Hundreds of Dogs, Cats, and Other Animals Rescued in Arizona

By on March 24, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Today our animal rescue team is in rural Arizona assisting the Apache County Sheriff’s Department in a large-scale animal hoarding rescue. More than 200 dogs, cats, and other animals were living in poor conditions on this 44-acre property.

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Help for the People and Animals of Japan

By on March 17, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Wildlife/Marine Mammals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Help for the People and Animals of Japan

The nation of Japan is in the midst of its worst crisis since World War II, and it began with a massive 9.0 earthquake which then spawned a deadly tsunami. The earthquake and tsunami have wrought almost unimaginable destruction, including an unfolding drama with the severely . . . 

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Adopt a Companion Animal, Find a Friend for Life

By on March 15, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

Today is Adopt the Internet Day, an event organized by Petfinder.com to spread the word about the importance of adopting companion animals from shelters and rescue groups. This is a mission we also champion at The HSUS, especially through the Shelter Pet Project. With Maddie’s . . . 

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More than 200 Dogs and Cats Saved from Squalor

By on March 3, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle

The HSUS’s animal rescue team worked with the Houston County Sheriff’s Department to rescue 198 dogs and 31 cats from deplorable neglect in southeastern Alabama. This was our first rescue deployment made possible by the Pepsi Refresh grant, and we’re especially grateful to all of you who voted for us.

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Feeble Laws Allow Cockfighting Cruelty to Persist

By on February 25, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Uncategorized with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Feeble Laws Allow Cockfighting Cruelty to Persist

On the heels of the release of our undercover investigation into cockfighting in Texas, The HSUS teamed up with WPMI, the NBC affiliate in Mobile, Ala., to expose the enormous criminal underworld of cockfighting in the state with the most anemic law against the practice. . . . 

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California’s First Dog Makes Official Debut

By on February 16, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
California’s First Dog Makes Official Debut

At HSUS, we’re excited whenever the cause of pet adoption gets a boost. We’re delighted to learn that the 7-year-old Corgi known as Sutter has been designated California’s First Dog.

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Find Love at Your Local Shelter

By on February 14, 2011 in Animal Rescue and Care, Companion Animals with 0 Comments By Wayne Pacelle
Find Love at Your Local Shelter

This Valentine’s Day, sign our pledge to adopt your next pet from an animal shelter, and invite your friends and family to do the same.

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